Former Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard has been named Chair of the Advisory Board of the University of Delaware’s John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. Bouchard succeeds Myron T. Steele, the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and a current partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP.
“Chancellor Bouchard was approved by a unanimous vote of the Weinberg Center Advisory Board Governance committee and his work on the Delaware Court of Chancery is widely regarded,” Steele said. “I am confident that he will continue to lift the profile of the Weinberg Center and provide leadership guidance to its new director Justin Klein.”
Steele has been appointed to the Weinberg Center’s Emeritus Board and will be honored at the Weinberg Center’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Oct. 18, 2021.
“Myron T. Steele been an outstanding advocate for the Weinberg Center,” Dean Bruce W. Weber of UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics said. “In his two decades of leadership, his ongoing advice and counsel have been critical to the Center’s success.”
The Weinberg Center, founded in 2000 within the Lerner College, is one of the longest-standing corporate governance centers in academia, and the first and only corporate governance center in the State of Delaware. Klein assumed leadership of the Center on Sept. 20, 2021. Its Advisory Board is composed of prominent thought leaders and practitioners in the corporate governance field.
Bouchard served as Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery from 2014 to 2021. As the Court’s chief judge, Bouchard issued hundreds of opinions and rulings covering a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues, was responsible for the administrative functions of the Court, was a featured speaker on matters of corporate governance at venues across the country and served on the Delaware Board of Pardons. He has been a member of the Weinberg Center Advisory Board since 2014.
“The Weinberg Center has established itself as a preeminent forum for bringing together business leaders, professionals, jurists, academics and other constituencies to interact and collaborate on improving corporate governance,” Bouchard said. “I am honored to take on this role with the Advisory Board, particularly at a time when corporate governance has become more important than ever to society, and I look forward to working closely with the Center’s new director, Justin Klein, and the Center’s staff.”
Before his appointment to the Court of Chancery, Bouchard spent 28 years in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware, most recently as the managing partner of a corporate and commercial litigation boutique he founded in 1996. Bouchard previously served as a corporate litigator for an international law firm.
Bouchard currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Salesianum School, from which he graduated. He previously served as Chairman of the Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission, Chairman of the Delaware State Human Relations Commission, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Francis Hospital, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Health Information Network, and as a member of numerous other boards and commissions, including the Criminal Justice Council, Sentencing Accountability Commission, and Delaware Board of Bar Examiners.
Bouchard is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Boston College, where he was the recipient of the Edward H. Finnegan Award, and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar in 1981.
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